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'''John William Dunne''' Royal Aeronautical Society|FRAeS (1875–1949) was a British soldier, aeronautical engineer and philosopher. As a young man he fought in the Second Boer War, before becoming a pioneering aeroplane designer in the early years of the 20th century. Dunne worked initially on early military aircraft, concentrating on Tailless aircraft|tailless swept wing designs to achieve the first certified inherently stable aircraft. He later developed a new approach to dry fly fishing before turning to philosophy, where he achieved some pre-eminence and literary influence through his theory on the nature of time and consciousness, which he called "Serialism".
Birth date1875
Birth placeCurragh Camp, County Kildare, Ireland
Death date24 August 1949
Death placeBanbury, England
SpouseCicely Marion Violet Joan Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
ParentsGeneral Sir John Hart Dunne
Julia Elizabeth Dunne
ChildrenJohn Geoffrey Christopher Dunne
Rosemary Elizabeth Cecily Dunne
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